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Managing academic rights, duties and accountability from tawhidic paradigm

Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi and Ismail, Yusof (2017) Managing academic rights, duties and accountability from tawhidic paradigm. Journal of Islamic Management Studies, 1 (1). pp. 29-42.

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This paper explores the critical importance of Tawhidic paradigm for academic rights, duties and accountability. In the recent years, academic rights, duties, and accountability (RDA)have been ‘aligned’ with the commercial objectives of tertiary education. Education has been transformed into a commodity. From Tawhidic paradigm, education is a Divine mechanism to mold and shape thinking, feeling and behaviour of people. The study provides conceptual aspects of the Tawhidic paradigm (Islamic monotheism) and links the spirit of Tawhid (monotheism) with academic rights, duties and accountability and then they are integrated with the ethos of Tawhid which balancing the gain in the worldly life and the pleasure in the Hereafter. The study obtained the views of 10 selected representatives of academic staff association that participated in various meetings at the Malaysian Academic Associations Council (MAAC) between 2010-2016 pertaining to academic rights, duties and accountability from the current practices and the way forward from their religious and spirituality perspectives. The results of the study showed that the academic rights, duties and accountability (RDA) are compromised by higher education providers for commercial gain,survival and sustainability. While commercial advantage is necessary for the higher education to be competitive, they should not compromise the need to nurture and educate people with religiosity and spirituality rituals and practices. The study has immediate implications for enhancing personal and professional values of academic movement to be sustainable. However, the results of the qualitative study have to be read within the context and they are not to be generalised. The future studies should use case study and personal interview with all the stakeholders of academic institutions in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3328/57132
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tawhidic paradigm, academic rights, Malaysian academic associations council (MAAC), rights duties and accountability (RDA).
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 12:30
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57132

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